We had our first night on the Antarctic. It took some getting used to with all the light streaming in from everywhere. Ian’s air mattress blew a leak but was easily repaired and managed to stay inflated for the duration of the night .

This morning we heard there was a big system in at Mt. Vinson and we would not be flying out today – next check tonight at 8 pm. We  strapped on our crampons, crossed the airstrip of blue ice and headed out to Patriot HillsDale is the first heart transplant patient to summit Patriot Hills to our knowledge!!!!!!

What a great day – 6 hours later and we are enjoying soup – Dale and Pat’s efforts were very tasty.

We await the word tonight about whether we will get to Mt. Vinson Base Camp. 


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